Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 13th June 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Very Warm across Iberia and Eastern Europe
Dry, very warm and sunny across Portugal, Spain, the Balearics and Eastward across Corsica, Sardinia into Italy, Greece and Turkey. This fine weather extends up across Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia, Hungary and Romania. Frequent, and heavy showers with the risk of thunder are expected across most of France, United Kingdom, Belgium and through Holland with longer spells of rain across Germany. Widespread and heavy, thundery showers are also in the forecast from Belarus, through western parts of the Ukraine, Poland into the Czech Republic and Austria. Heavy showers will also effect the Alps. One or two showers to come across Denmark today with lots of showers expected across Norway and Sweden. Drier across Finland with sunny spells and just the odd shower with the Baltic States continuing to stay fine and dry. More showers are expected across Russia.
With deep low pressure moving south of Ireland, strong gales will develop across Biscay. Strong north winds will also prevail from the south Aegean Sea to the west of Crete. Northern parts of Europe will be rather cool with highest temperatures across Spain through the Mediterranean across Greece and up through the far eastern parts of Europe. Showers are expected across England, north eastern parts of France, and across into Belgium and Germany. Western and southern parts of France will be fine and dry with sunny spells with heavy showers over the Alps, across into Austria. Outbreaks of rain are expected across Poland heavy showers push in across the Baltic region and Belarus. Lots a fine, dry, sunny and very warm weather will extend from Ukraine down through Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Greece and across into all of Turkey. Heavy showers will develop across the Czech Republic and the extreme north of Italy today. Central, southern parts of Italy will be sunny and warm with a few showers around Sicily and the Balearics. Hot, dry and sunny across Spain and Portugal today. Mostly sunny and dry across the Netherlands and Denmark with quite a few showers forecast for much of Norway, Sweden. Most of Finland will be fair and dry with heavy showers across central and eastern parts of Russia.